"Guimarães" Top 5 Page for this destination Guimarães by micas_pt
Guimarães Travel Guide: 168 reviews and 544 photos
Guimarães is European Capital of Culture in 2012; so, for now, as I write this, the city is pampering itself and getting even more beautiful and ready for the upcoming events.
The city is under major refurbishments and traffic is chaotic. No places to park your car, temporary road signs, different directions, a lot of scaffolding, noise and dust.
But don't let be put down by this: Guimarães has a lot to offer and is so charming. It is the birthplace of Portugal, there's a feel of history in every corner, it's classified by Unesco as World Heritage Site, it's well-kept, food is delicious, people are welcoming, but weather may sometimes be extreme: very hot or very cold, depends on when you visit.
Guimarães is situated on the northwest of Portugal, in the District of Braga; this region is named Minho. It is situated about 55km from Porto (Portugal’s second main city, usually referred to as the Capital of the North) and about 365km from Lisbon. Also, from Braga the capital city of this District it is just a short trip of about 20km.
Citânia de Briteiros is an archaeological site situated about 15km outside Guimarães. This site consists of ruins of a... more travel advice
In August 2011 we visited Minho region for some days and based our stay in Braga, were we slept in Pousada de S.... more travel advice
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